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250                                    FLOE A INDICA.                     [JPapaverocea.
2.  P. dabium (Linn. Sp. PL 726); caule folioso mnltifloro setoso
liispido v. glabro, foliis pinnatipartitis y. bipinnatifidis, capsula oblongo-
clavata.DO. Syst. ii. 75.
. kevigatum (Elkan, Monog. Pap, 25); caule^foliisque glabris.
P. dubiuin, var. subglabmm, Led. M. Eoss. i. 89. P. Isevigatum, Bieb.
II. Taur. Cave. iii. 364; DC. Sytf. ii. 78, Prod. i. 119. P. glabrum,
Royle, 111. 67. P. Dgcaisnei, Hocfat. et Steiid, ms*.; Dene, in Ann. Sc.
Nat. aer. iii. 269; WM9 Fragm.Ilor. MUop.Mgypt. 2.
HAB. Yar. lavu/atum. In arvis Himalayas occidentalis temperatse, alt,
5-7000 ped.!:. a Kumaon! ad Kashmir! Afghanistan, Griffith/ Belu-
chistan, Stocks!(Fl. vfcre.) (v. v.)
DISTRIB. Var. Icevigatum. Tauria! Kumelia! Asia Minor! JSgyptus!
Persia! Caucasus!
llerla 1-3-pedolis, simplex v. ramosa. Folia interdum glauca, utriuque sparse pi-
losa, pilia sulappressis v. glabrata, laciniis iutegns v. iBciso-dentaiis. Scapi et se-
pala sparse pilosa. Floret magnitudine valde varii. Filamenta sabulata. Capsula
-J1 unc. longa. Stigma 5-8-nidiatum, ambita crenatum.
This appears a very variable plant in India, though perhaps not more so than its
allies, or indeed than most annuals. Some of our specimens are hardly distinguish-
able from -P. dulium itself in amount of hairiness, but it is usually nearly glabrous
in India. The perfectly glabrous and glaucous specimens have been named P. De-
caisnei by Hochstettcr and Steudel, and form the var. C of Elkau,
3.  P. somniferum (Linn. Sp. PL 726); caule shnplici v. diviso,
foliis oblongis amplexicaulibus grosse lobato-dentatis serratisve lobis
dentatis, capsula globosa glaberrima, stigmate B-12-radiato.DC. Syst.
ii. 81i Prod. i. 119; Roxl. H. Ind. ii. 571; IRffM *t Atn.frodr. 17 ;
Walt. Cat. 8118!; Engl. $ot, t. 2145.   P. amcenura, Undl. in Bot.
^:^V. ^.xii/56. No. 80.
HAB. Per totam Indiam prsecipue borealem cultum, et in ruderatis
quasi spontaneum!(Fl. hieme.) (p. v.)
DISTRIB. Europa temperata! Africa borealis! Asia subcalida!
Caulis 2-4-pedalis, simplex (rarius divisus), uniflorus v. pedunculos 3-4 gerens.
Folia in stirpibus Indicis glaberrima, 4-8 unc. longa, late ovata, oblouga v. Hucari-
oblongn, baai cordata, soipe duplicato-deatata. Flores ampH, albi, palli'de purpurci
v. coccinei. Sepala. glaberrima. - Filamenta superae panllo dilatata. Capsula 1 unc.
dium., fere sphrerica, pedicelkta. Semina plerumque nigra. -
This, the common Opium Poppy, is not known ia a wild state in India, but is
found occasionally in roadsides and in waste places.
4.  P. cornlgerom (Stocks, in Lond. Joum. Bot. iv. 142); sparse
hispido-pilosum, canlc basi ramoso, foliis piimati- v, bipimwtisectis,
aopalis pilosis dorso infra apicciu cornigcris, ctipsulu globosa tuban-
gulata (id ang^lo^s setiS rigidis^ sparsis arcuntis hiapida, stigm^e 4-5-
radiatp.                               \           ,
HA^B. Panjab ad Peshawar, .ft'car^/ Afghanistan, (biffitkf*. Belu-
chistan, Stocks! (Fl vere.) (v. 5.)
Spithamteum v. pednle.   Folia pleraquc radicalia 2-4-pollicaria, pctiolata, in scg-
* menta linejw*ia sects,    Cautes v, scupi 3-6, asceudeutes, pnrce foliosi, simplices v. di-
vi*i, oum pedunculis appresse sotoso-pilosi,   Jlwe* cocciuci, 1 JS poll, diarn,, pctalis